Thursday, December 27, 2007

Faves of 2007

You know how everyone is doing like those Top 100 countdowns? I know...nothing like they did back in 1999 when we all partied like it's...well...anyhow. I thought I'd do a quick run down of my top ten fave layouts that I did of 2007. I won't be here to ring in the new year with ya (Philly here we come!) but when I get back, it is ON. In no particular order, but with some commentary as to why. You can peep the journaling and details of all of these at Just check my Fashionista profile until you come across the ones you're looking for. Be sure to share a link with me of your top fave 10 layouts of 2007. I'm nosey so I'd love to know why they are your faves too!

Strange Fruit. So...I was doing the original Last Scrapper Standing Dares and they told us to do something with all circles. I got so caught up in trying to figure out the circle thing that when it finally started to come together, it was as I was watching PBS and a documentary on Ms. BH (hmmm...I JUST now noticed she has the same initials as me!) and they were talking about how she did this song. Oh how those men in my life have been some strange fruit indeed.

Love Full Circle. And then CK knew I was alive. This was the layout that won first place in the CKC-Portland layout competition. There was a theme of coming full circle and our love has totally come full circle. Definitely peep the journaling, but our trips to Oregon always blow my mind.

If I am to stay. This was a take on looking back at an old photo and trying to remember what was going through my mind. I was in a pretty difficult relationship. He would say I made it so, but no matter, these words have never crossed my mind with R, but back in the day, I had to kind of muster up the courage to say no and move on. It was hard for me. Probably harder for him.

Twisted. By far one of my top 3 of 2007. I LOVED how funky this came out and I was drinking I don't know WHAT (truly...there was this purple stuff in the fridge) when I just started playing with this. You definitely have to check out the journaling here because it was at a pretty intense crossroads with my current relationship. I was feeling very VERY good and thinking "how did I ever deserve this?"

Dire: Down Hill from Here. I really love this one for finding a way to just work with it. From the arrow paper to the hidden word title to the journaling...was just trying to convey some sort of meaning and the more I look back on this one, the more I really like it.

Wow! Me? This is another contender for top 3. And no photos...go figure. Whole lot of back story to this one you should check out on sistv, but this layout still makes me smile everytime I look at it. Every. Time.

Futurethink. I LOVE this layout. Definitely another top 3. It is actually hybrid (There are some printed and cut out flowers, some bling, the photo is an actual paper photo cutout) and I just love the whole "thought cloud" up top, the time line, the garden of eden/garden of love...just love how it totally came together.

Dude Play Like a Boy This layout almost ended up on the trash heap. It started as an 8.5 x 11 and when I finished I was like "uhggg". But then it fell on some white cardstock and I looked down while I was shuffling stuff to finish and was like "wow...I like that." Green and yellow not my fave colors, but ended up really REALLY loving this sis kit and making lots of good memory pages from it. Of course my fave little dude doing his thing.

And it is Okay. So, not only did like my scrap idol lift this (thanks KC!!), but I just loved the simplicity of this. And the font. And the white space. And the photos. And all of the tiny little things on the list. And the secret. Which is that the title reads "And it is okay that you love me more". Secret being that it is okay because I love you, you love me more, and I love you most. Even though you love me infinity times as much. Ahhh...sappy. Probably knocks out one of my other top 3 as this was by far my fave layout of the year.

Maybe Forever. I tell you. This layout was. Is. Well...everything. At that time, with those photos, we're still trying to figure out us. Still maybe forever, but absolutely more definitely now. Bittersweet layout for all the drama of 2007, but the memories, good and bad, both in life, relationships, lessons learned and all...defiintely worth top 10 status.
There you have it!


Starlight said...

Oh dear they are really TOP!
I love all the why you like them thing!
Thanks so much for showing us,I'll do mine as well and link it for you!
Have ahappy new year dear B.

Leah said...

Very cool! You always express so much emotion in your layouts, a lot of times they make me tear up. great work! Happy New Year!

Trynity said...

I could not agree more with your choices..
then again.. every page you craft is a favorite for me.
From the sincere thoughts put to paper, to the honest emotions your pages, Ms B. make magic happen from your heart to your hands

Lisa said...

There's no way I could pick a fav out of your favs, they are all so brilliant! I lurk your stuff alot and am truly inspired by your work. I love this idea of your fav layouts, original & fantastic!

blessedintexas said...

Oh B, I love all of them!!! They are all so different but so you, how can that be?? (smiling)

Thanks so much for sharing these with all of us at SIS and submitting them for magazines.

Love you and wishing you the best year ever in 2008!!!

aka blessedintexas

ahardy said...

what a *SUPERB* idea!
i love your TOP 10 ... such a great mix of styles!
Happy '08!

alex hardy

Lisa said...

WOW - i wouldn't be able to pick ONE of yours that's my favorite, let alone ten!! You are awesome!! I really love all of your stuff!! FabUlouS!!

em said...

This is a great idea Bernadette!

And I'm with you...that tree layout of yours is my all time favorite!! :)

Jennifer said...

Whew!! I love every single LO you've highlighted here...I think I need to go back and peruse your entire body of work, so inspiring! So glad you shared! :)

Nat said...

gorgeous layouts! Thanks for sharing them!

Laura Fiore said...

Oh Bernadette--you put my top three to shame! I love your work girl!

eZvenia ~Eris Zion Venia Dyson said...

ur art is pretty amazing.


i think u've inspired me to post some of mines.

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